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Tom
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I would be interested in hearing from other educators too. I direct a community music school in Illinois. Our program centralizes ensemble-playing, and individual lessons prioritize musical ensemble techniques; we have a faculty of 26 teaching artists in a wide range of music disciplines; we recognize that community mental health, environmental sustainability, aesthetics, and education in creative techniques are interrelated, and since our founding in 2006 we have been groping our way toward a music eduction model that can keep the large picture front and center. Music ed is a notoriously moribund field (think of the mean piano teacher who slaps fingers, or the exhausted middle school instructor who tries to teach rounds to kids who rap on the playground.) I am interested in communicating with other educators who may incorporate a psychedelic-inspired worldview into their work. Thanks!